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Rediculous Policy on Unpublishing Hubs

  1. MikeNV profile image75
    MikeNVposted 4 years ago

    I am removing Broken links from some hubs.

    Now because some of my HUBS which are published contain broken links HubPages is Automatically UNPUBLISHING my hubs until they can be reviewed.  Just Plain STUPID.

    So by trying to make the hubs BETTER and removing dead links I'm being PENALIZED by HubPages.

    Nice work.

    I think I'll leave the broken links.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 4 years ago

    I think from what you're saying that Hubpages automatic content filters are suddenly noticing something against the recent rule changes when you republish them, is that correct?

  3. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    I've not once seen a hub unpublished because it has broken links. I only say that because recently I've had a couple of broken links in a few hubs and the hubs were not unpublished.

    So, I would think there was another reason for them being published.

    1. rajan jolly profile image90
      rajan jollyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cagsil, 2 hubs of mine were unpublished due to broken links. the links were working fine when I tested them, when linking them to my hubs.

      Removing these links, I could publish the hubs again and everything is ok with those hubs.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And like I said, I've not seen it happen. I have had broken links and the hubs were not unpublished and it's never been done before, at least not in the past two years I've been here.

        If you had it happen to you? Then so be it. I've never seen it happen.

    2. vocalcoach profile image93
      vocalcoachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree - I have never had a hub unpublished and have had broken links. Of course I took care of that, right away.

    3. Jerrico Usher profile image62
      Jerrico Usherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      yep, I have right now 40 hubs with broken links (havent' gotten around to fixing them yet) and they are all still up- even some I've republished weren't unpublished- (reason being the links are not dead they are just not yet attached to the next hubs in the series)... I can't say they'd do that unless there are other reasons... They do "watch" accounts with unusual or spammy or that break the rules over and over, so that could be part of it- but in general and overall- broken links don't get your hub unpublished automatically...

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Your account may be on moderation. Not much to do about that but fix hubs and show you are doing good work.

  5. GmaGoldie profile image85
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    I struggled with a couple of my hubs and one I fought for and had it republished. It is possible it is being manually reviewed.
    I write on exercise and the hubs in questions are the over saturation of abdominal exercises. I am planning on moving the other two hubs to my website.
    If you feel they are in error - don't hesitate to send the team an email and explain your position.
    The automatic unpublication like Cagsil stated is never for broken links from what I have experienced and I have revised and revised and revised and am still revising!

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had an error message on one of my hubs, a week or two ago. It was a broken link from wikipedia commons, apparently they don't have that image anymore (no idea why) so, I just removed the image, problem solved.

  6. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    Editing Hubs and having them all then become marked as needing review is a sign that your entire account has been placed on moderation.  This means that the admin team has identified some sort of chronic violation or near-violation behavior in how you make Hubs.  It means nothing is going to ever go live until it has been reviewed manually by one of the moderator team.

    You'll want to email them for further info if the messages you get on the Hubs are not clear to you in regards to what's wrong.

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image62
      Jerrico Usherposted 4 years ago in reply to this


      1. Jerrico Usher profile image62
        Jerrico Usherposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I meant "Exactly" lol (too much coffee too fast I guess)

  7. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago

    I'm sorry, but the title spelling of this thread forced me to link this hub:
    <link snipped>

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

      1. Shadesbreath profile image89
        Shadesbreathposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        We all have our weaknesses. Achilles went down by that thumb-on-the-heel thing. Me, yeah, ... that.

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh okay. wink

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I had one notice for broken link, which did not even show up when I checked the hub. One of the broken links, if you are Amazon affiliate is a product that is out of stock. Amazon updates your A store only. You have to manually remove, change any product that needs to be changed or removed from an article, website, blog, or hub.

    I checked everything. After the 5th time, I sent email to the team. By the time I got a response, the broken link showed up on the hub itself. I fixed it, and that was it.

    What is aggravating is that when I edited the hub and checked the links taht showed up, including Amazon products, the message at top of hub for broken link disappeared indicating that the problem was fixed. Yet, the account page showed that the broken link was still there.

    The Hub pages system had a glitch apparently.